Halo 2

Watch an early prototype of Halo 2’s Xbox Live parties

While developing Halo 2 multiplayer, Bungie had to actually pitch the idea of parties to the Xbox Live team.

1 year ago

Halo 2 headlines

  • Remaking the Legend - Halo 2: Anniversary documentary announced - video

    343 Industries has released an announcement trailer for its documentary “Remaking the Legend – Halo 2: Anniversary” which chronicles development for the Halo 2 revamp included in the Master Chief Collection.

    5 years ago
  • Call of Duty, Titanfall "owe their multiplayer experiences to Halo 2"

    Dan Ayoub, executive producer at 343 Industries, reckons that the big console shooters owe a massive debt to Halo 2.

    5 years ago
  • The ultimate Halo multiplayer experience? Say hello to the Halo 2 remaster

    Sam grabbed all the details on what is promised to be the ultimate Halo multiplayer experience from E3.

    6 years ago
  • Halo: Master Chief HD Collection rumored for E3 reveal

    Master Chief may be gracing your TV screens much sooner than 2015 if the latest rumors are accurate.

    6 years ago
  • Halo 2 PC multiplayer support extended

    Halo 2’s PC multiplayer severs will remain upon through June at least, 343 Industries’ David Ellis announced on Twitter. The servers had been expected to close this month, but Ellis said the developer is ‘investigating further support options’. Mysterious. Halo 2 released in 2004; Xbox Live multiplayer was discontinued in 2010. Thanks, CVG.

    7 years ago
  • Halo 2 PC multiplayer servers to be shut down next month

    Microsoft will switch off Halo 2’s PC multiplayer on February 15. The decision comes due to dwindling population numbers accessing the game.

    7 years ago
  • Rumor - 343 working on Halo 2: Anniversary Edition

    According to the rumor section in the latest Official Xbox Magazine, a Halo 2: Anniversary Edition is in the works from 343 Industries. “Following the success of remake Halo: Anniversary, 343 Industries has now started development of Halo 2: Anniversary,” reads the rumor blurb per CVG. We’ll send a mail. Currently, 343 is hard at […]

    8 years ago
  • Halo 2 switch-off: Bungie's Jarrard got his "ass kicked"

    Bungie comms boss Brian Jarrard didn’t have the best experience playing a bit of nostalgic Halo 2 when the game was finally turned off alongside the original Xbox Live in April.

    10 years ago
  • Original Xbox Live is still up and kicking

    Ladies and gentlemen, we bring you the sad news that the original Xbox Live is now… still alive?

    10 years ago
  • PSA: Today last full day for original Xbox Live

    Today’s your last full day to get in some Halo 2 multiplayer action: Live for the original Xbox shuts down tomorrow.

    10 years ago
  • "Loyal" Halo 2 players to gain free access to Halo: Reach beta, other free perks

    As much as we loved our original Xbox and its Tonka-tough, bullet-deflecting exterior, we jumped ship to the Xbox 360 seconds after it launched. Some people, though, aren’t so fickle. “Loyal” is what Microsoft’s calling them, and we agree. But Microsoft’s officially declared it curtains for the original Xbox’s Live service on April 15. The […]

    10 years ago
  • Bungie "saddened" by Halo 2 multiplay demise

    Bungie’s issued a statement on the closing of Xbox Live for original Xbox games, saying it’s “saddened” by the loss.

    10 years ago
  • Splash Damage boss: Halo 2 clans "kicked my ass"

    Splash Damage head Paul Wedgwood may be an expert at PC FPS, but his experiences of sorting out console control for multi-platformer Brink left him bloodied. “I went out and played with some of the pro clans, in games like Halo 2 and stuff, and they just kicked my ass,” he said, talking in a […]

    10 years ago
  • Halo 2 matchmaking was "a big risk" for Bungie

    Bungie’s Brian Jarrard has said that the matchmaking system in Halo 2 caused some concern with some of the team members working on the game, as some weren’t too sure it was the right decision. “I remember matchmaking, when we rolled that out with Halo 2 it was such a big risk,” Jarrard told OXM. […]

    11 years ago
  • Hate Xbox Live's 100 friend limit? Blame Halo 2

    Hey Mr. or Ms. Popular, is the inability to have more than 100 Xbox Live friends the only fly buzzing around the delicious cake that is your perfect life? Well, we can’t help you, but we can give you something to blame: Halo 2. Speaking with a “high level source,” G4 discovered that Halo 2’s […]

    11 years ago
  • 10/10 scores revisited, ridiculed

    GameDaily‘s gone back over its 10/10 reviews, finding some of them distinctly lacking. Not news as such, but an interesting exercise nonetheless. The Call of Duty 3 write-up’s pretty funny. “Our ridiculous Call of Duty 3 review dares to ask the question, ‘Greatest World War II video game?’ and then follows it up with the […]

    11 years ago